France Football on Monday night named Nigeria international and Villarreal forward Samuel Chukwueze in a list of 10 players contending for the second Kopa Trophy.

The Villarreal FC of Spain Chukweze, winger has worked so hard in the Spanish league, attracting the attention of football enthusiast, especially in games where he played against Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The Kopa Trophy is an association football award presented to the best performing player under the age of 21.

The award is named after former French footballer Raymond Kopa and the winner is selected by former Ballon d’Or winners.

The complete list of nominees:

João Félix
Atleti

Jadon Sancho
BVB

Moise Kean
Everton

Samuel Chukwueze
VillarrealCF

Kang-in Lee
valencia cf

Matthijs de Ligt
juventus fc

Vinicius Jr
Realmadrid

Kai Havertz
Bayer

Mattéo Guendouzi
Arsenal

Andreï Lounine
real valladolid

Winner of the award in the previous edition is France International and PSG forward Kylian Mbappe won last year.

France Football explained why he was omitted in this year’s nominations, even though he is also contending for the Ballon D’or.

Source: PM News